University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Fellowships & 3+1 Program

The field of emergency medicine is growing more competitive as it grows more diverse. The benefit of having a niche in the field grows as well, and the University of Wisconsin offers a unique "3+1" opportunity to develop your particular interests and career goals. In addition, there are opportunities for internal and external candidates interested in formal ultrasound and accredited EMS fellowship training. 

The 3+1 program offers an optional fellowship year at the end of the core three year residency. Among other areas, past fellows have specialized in ultrasound, flight medicine, wellness, global health, simulation, quality/operations, medical education, and administration. The curriculum is customizable, tailored to the fellows’ interests and career goals under the guidance of directors and advisers. Whether your dream is hospital leadership, training the next generation of physicians, or being a leader in the community, the 3+1 can give you your best start.

Who is eligible for the 3+1 program?

Currently this program is offered to University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine residents only. It is not open to external candidates.

Who should consider a 3+1 program?

Any resident who would like an additional year of training to pursue clinical, academic, and/or personal interests should consider this program. For example, a program can be developed under traditional fellowship areas or new, innovative academic areas.

How much will I be paid?

Compensation for the 3+1 year is extremely competitive, often more than twice as much as national standards for PGY-4 year and accredited fellowships.

How many shifts will I work?

Fellows will work approximately eight clinical shifts per month. Moonlighting opportunities exist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Emergency Department, Med Flight, and Beloit Memorial Hospital. Additional compensation is provided for moonlighting.

Where will I work?

Work opportunities for fellows exist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC), UW Health at The American Center, Med Flight, and Beloit. This depends on interest and availability.

How do I apply?

If interested in the 3+1 program, please inform Mary Westergaard, MD (even if tentative interest) by September 1st of PGY3 year. In order to create an opportunity and tailor a fellowship program, it is helpful to know as soon as there is potential interest.